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The formerly known Lincolnshire Rugby Festival is having a make-over, this already well-established event will be further enhanced in 2019 with assistance from our partners, and Wales' most successful professional region, the Ospreys. Opportunities to have photographs and medals presented by current Ospreys players will surely make the kid’s day!

This is a two-day festival with the game’s being played on Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May 2019, age groups range from under 7's up to under 13's, this will be a great way to end your clubs’ season with a wonderful two days of festival rugby.

The festival ticks all the boxes for any touring team with well-appointed accommodation, great hospitality to be had courtesy of Grimsby RFC and enjoyable rugby action over the weekend.

Tour Dates

3rd - 6th May

Playing Days

4th & 5th May


Grimsby RFC


Holiday Park


U7 - U14


from £79pp

Ospreys Challenge England
packages from only £79pp

*Price is dependant on choice of accommodation grade. Supplements apply for the under-occupancy of units.

Rugby Festival Package

Our standard package includes:

Entry in to the Ospreys Challenge Rugby Festival on both days.

3 nights’ self-catering accommodation in a choice of local holiday parks (depending on availability).

A return shuttle bus service will pick up your group from your accommodation, and drop you off at the rugby festival venue approximately 1 hour before your kick off time. When all of your age group are ready to depart the rugby festival venue, please speak to a miTour member of staff and they will arrange your shuttle bus back to the holiday park.

Every person staying at the holiday park will receive an entertainment pass that can be used to access all on-site entertainment.

Each child playing in the event will receive a high-quality medal for their participation.

Tour Intinerary

This is how your weekend is structured:

After months of fundraising, arranging tour kits and generally getting excited, it’s time embark on your annual rugby tour.

Whether you are arriving by land, sea or air a friendly member of the miTour team will be on hand to welcome you to your chosen accommodation. Having received the keys to your accommodation for the next few days, you’ll be free to enjoy the extensive facilities available at your holiday park and relax into your surroundings ahead of a weekend of rugby action.

It’s the children’s time to shine as the Ospreys Challenge England kicks off at the impressive fields of Grimsby RFC.

Your shuttle bus will collect your group from the holiday park to arrive at the festival site in plenty of time for your teams first kick-off. Your team will compete in the pool stages of the competition while the adults soak up the unique atmosphere of a miTour festival, and enjoy the hospitality of the host club.

Once your games are done for the day the shuttle bus will take you on the short trip back to your holiday park, where you can enjoy the rest of the evening and plot your team’s tactics for finals day tomorrow!

Its time to meet the player's! Pro14 Ospreys players will be on hand to present medals to participants.

Depending on the age group, your team will take part in either a round-robin (U7-U11) or waterfall (U12 & U13) type competition, U14 and upwards usually play a knock-out format.

Presentations occur after your final game of the day, all players receive a high quality participation medal.

After presentations, it's time to head back to your holiday park to enjoy the park entertainment after an exciting 2 days of rugby fun.

Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye for another year as you make your way back with your club, no doubt with memories that will last a lifetime!

Playing Rules

The Ospreys Challenge
is played in accordance with the
RFU Governance and rules set out
in age grade rugby.

Where do we stay?

Excellent holiday park accommodation with fun for all of the family.



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Parkdean Resorts, Southview



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Parkdean Resorts, Sunnydale


Adventure playground

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What other rugby clubs thought of the Lincolnshire Challenge Rugby Festival

Just like to thank you for the weekend, we all really enjoyed the tour, some fantastic rugby and would like to pass on our thanks to all your staff who were great.
reading abbey


Just a big thanks from TJs for the superb tour the weekend. Everything was spot on, from the organisers pitch side (which was so helpful), the girls in the tent, and the help from you all that was at hand all weekend, it could not be faulted. Our boys are buzzing after their first tour and looking forward to next year already. The delay at the end was totally out of your control and I know all teams understood the difficulty faced but safety of the players is paramount, and for us anyway it wasn't a problem. Thanks again, top work.
tonbridge juddians


I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone at miTour for a fantastic weekend. Very well organised and the supporting staff were excellent. A great weekend - thank you. From all the players and parents at Ashford RFC
ashford rugby club